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Ikea Trådfri HomeKit

Ikea’s smart bulbs are finally compatible with Siri, Alexa, and Google Home

August 10th, 2017

Installing Ikea’s Trådfri was a breeze. I just followed the handy instructions, and a few minutes later my home was slightly smarter. But as soon as I finished, I realized there’s one critical piece missing. Ikea’s intelligent home products were not compatible with Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, and Google’s Home. Thankfully, that all changes today. …

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Ikea’s using the iPhone’s AR kit to sell you even more furniture

June 19th, 2017

One of the bigger announcements to come out of WWDC was Apple’s unveiling of ARKit. In one fell swoop, Apple dove head first into the world of augmented reality and gave developers the requisite frameworks to build incredibly engaging and realistic augmented reality apps and experiences. “When you bring the software together with these devices, …

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Ikea is now a smart home company, and the end times are near

March 28th, 2017

Never one to let an opportunity to slap a hard-to-pronounce name on a new line of products pass it by, Ikea has decided it’s time for it to jump head first into the smart home market. The company just launched a new line of connected lighting accessories that it calls Trådfri, which is apparently Swedish for …

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Ikea has already found a great use for virtual reality

April 5th, 2016

Virtual reality is here and products such as Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Samsung’s Gear VR are ready to offer various types of VR experiences. And VR content doesn’t have to be only about games, as Ikea will tell you. In fact, the Swedish furniture giant already has the right idea about using VR in unique, …

Ikea Galaxy S6 Wireless Charging Furniture

Ikea’s fantastic Galaxy S6 accessories will go on sale soon

April 9th, 2015

Ikea surprised fans last month when it made an unexpected announcement regarding the future of some of its furniture products, but all became crystal clear the moment Samsung unveiled a special partnership with the Swedish giant. The two companies partnered up on a project that will benefit them both: the inclusion of wireless charging support in …

Ikea Better Shelter Modular Home

The amazing Ikea project that you’ll hopefully never have to use

March 26th, 2015

Ikea isn’t only using its furniture building know-how to create some interesting pieces for your home, but it’s also working on projects that could be a lot more useful for people who find themselves in need of emergency shelters. Such is the case of the Better Shelter modular home for refugees that can offer better …

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The real reason Ikea is putting wireless chargers in its furniture all of a sudden

March 1st, 2015

Even before all the MWC 2015 craziness started, reports on Sunday morning started hitting the web detailing a special feature coming to Ikea furniture, built-in support for wireless charging, that should come in handy to smartphone and tablet users in the future. As it turns out, Ikea’s new furniture functionality wasn’t accidentally unveiled at MWC, so …